Topic: giving birth

The 8 Best Things You Will Do Immediately After Having a Baby

The 8 Best Things You Will Do Immediately After Having a Baby

Then, you finally give birth to your squirmy, slimy, adorable baby. That is a wonderful moment in and of itself, and as you start to recover from labor, you realize that the world is wonderful again. You can jump in the air with glee without hurting your back (after six weeks of healing)! You can roll over and sleep in any position you want! You can pound a glass of wine after you finish breast-feeding! Yes, life is good. More »

(UPDATED) Despite What My Doctors Told Me, I’ll Give Birth To My Daughter Today

(UPDATED) Despite What My Doctors Told Me, I'll Give Birth To My Daughter Today

When it was clear that we had no intentions of terminating the pregnancy, we got the consolation prize spiel (“children with Down Syndrome are loving, gentle souls…very unlike children with Autism.”) Ultimately, we were told not to expect much of our baby moving forward through infancy and childhood, and into adulthood. “She’ll probably never grow up to be more than a Wal-Mart greeter,” said the doctor. More »

Emily Henderson, HGTV Star, Brings The Realness With Awesome “Birth Plan”

Emily Henderson, HGTV Star, Brings The Realness With Awesome "Birth Plan"

I love love love love interior designer and stylist Emily Henderson. I became aware of her through her awesome blog (Do not miss her posts on how to shop your local Craigslist), but she also won season 5 of HGTV Design Star and hosts a show called Secrets From A Stylist on HGTV. So she’s kinda famous. But that doesn’t stop her from bringing the charming realness on her blog, especially now that’s getting ready to deliver her first child. Reason #679845 why I love Emily? Her latest post on her “birth plan”—you’ll see why I put birth plan in quotes.
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